Davy Crockett wrote the following for a commentary today:
As summer unfolds in the Northern hemisphere, most of the United States of America is baking in a protracted heat wave that is putting the power grid to the test and placing real stress on people, plants and animals. These punishing, record-breaking temperatures seem to be stalled over a wide area. At the same time, these same areas have experienced a dramatic decline in rainfall.
These conditions cannot be ignored and are affecting city dwellers and rural residents alike, though in different ways. Some areas experience “brown outs” as the electrical power system strains to meet the demand during peak periods. Consumers are faced with very large power bills that can wreck household budgets.
Farmers and ranchers are faced with the increased costs of irrigating fields and damage from heat stress to their plantings. Ranchers are feeding hay much earlier than usual since the pastures have dried up in wide areas of the agricultural belt in the United States. Ponds, lakes and streams are also drying up, making it difficult to water herds of cattle and sheep. Many herds are being dispersed in the face of this adversity, which will lead to higher prices as the meat supply in the food chain is reduced and as crops are affected by the intense heat.
Meteorologists are flummoxed as they try to explain these extremely harsh weather conditions. Commentators report on the hardships and ask “Why?” but have no answers.
However, answers are not far away. They are as close as a Book that most people have, but which few actually consult. The Bible actually contains many prophecies about the weather. For example, in Deuteronomy 28 God describes the blessings (benefits) that come from carefully obeying Him, and the curses (serious problems) that will result from disobeying Him and ignoring His instructions. In verse 12 He states, “The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season…” He goes on to say that if a nation does not obey that the weather will be adversely affected. Notice verses 23-24, “And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you shall be iron. The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust…”
Can anyone deny that the U.S. and most of the English-speaking nations have turned away from the teachings of the Bible? Have we not, as a nation, embraced a philosophy that accepts perversion as normal behavior, and do we not find that basic morality based on integrity is a rare thing today?
In the face of this disaster, there is another “drought” that plagues our country in addition to the lack of rain. Though we face economic collapse, military decline, decaying infrastructure, and streets that are filled with crime, there is a dearth of effective leadership. Most leaders, at all levels of government, seem powerless to admit the facts and to deal with the problems head on. Great, soaring promises are made by many leaders involved in the political process, yet their proposed solutions are usually just warmed-over rhetoric that lacks the courage and self-discipline to face the facts and to take steps necessary to clean up the mess resulting from generations of political malfeasance and moral decline.
The Bible also addresses this situation, especially the empty promises, and the failure to deliver. In Proverbs 25:14 it states “Whoever falsely boasts of giving is like clouds and wind without rain.” And, this is not just an Old Testament premise. Consider the epistle of Jude in the New Testament. In describing those who had infiltrated the Church in that age with false doctrines and empty promises, he wrote in verse 12, “These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water…” A stinging indictment which seems to fit today’s conditions.
American grain crops, such as corn and wheat, are being affected. And corn, is not only eaten by humans, in the USA, a lot of it goes to cattle.
The latest TW News & Prophecy has the following:
Cattle culling in U.S. Mid-West.
“Cattlemen are selling animals they can’t graze or afford to buy feed for… The number of cattle in the U.S. has been dropping for years. The Agriculture Department says the nation’s cattle inventory is the smallest since the agency began a July count in 1973″ (Associated Press, July 24, 2012).
Drought is covering 97% of the high plains and 86% of the entire Midwest in the U.S. “Conditions in the Midwest, which produces roughly three-quarters of the corn and soybean crops in the world’s largest producer and exporter, worsened despite the first measurable rainfall in a month in some areas” (Reuters, July 26, 2012). “Surging animal feed prices [mainly corn]–the biggest input costs for livestock producers–also led some farmers to cull their herds in the main cattle producing region of the Plains” (ibid.).
Thousands of years ago, God warned of the sobering consequences of rejecting Him and His commandments. “I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce…” (Leviticus 26:19-20). “Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field…” (Hosea 4:3). God wants to bless those He created in His image, but disobedience forces Him to remove His blessings and protection (verses 1-7).
God does control the weather and yearns for His people to return to Him so that He can once again bless them with “rain in due season” (Leviticus 26:1-4, KJV).
And of course, in 2012, weather problems, including flooding, drought, and heat have affected other areas as well (see, for example, Flooding in North Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and China, TW: Drought USA and Flooding UK; Russia Having Both, Quarter Million Affected by Flooding in Japan, Severely Cold Weather in South Africa and Australia, Drought in Mid-USA Affecting Grain, 2012 Drought Declared USA’s Largest Ever Natural Disaster, Drought Affecting India and Its Food Supply; Europe too, Drought Reducing Wheat Yields in US, Australia, Russia, and Ukraine, and Weather Extremes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK).
Flood, droughts, and weather problems contribute to food shortages, higher food prices (Heat Affecting USA Wheat Crop), and sometimes famines.
Droughts and weather problems contribute to food shortages, higher food prices, and sometimes famines. Food inflation seems to be occurring.
Back in 2009, my book, 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect mentioned the following was about to happen:
Odd weather patterns result in food shortages and natural disasters. Matthew 24:7
The world is actually in a berserk transition, as the real age of peace is not yet here. It may be a period of chaos. It is the beginning of sorrows Matthew 24:8
Droughts and odd weather problems should serve as a wake-up call. Weather-related troubles with their related food issues, of course, have been biblically expected:
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8).
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)
8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)
Those who think that the USA will always have plenty of affordable food will be shocked when that changes. Droughts, floods, weather issues, pestilences, and a reliance on more and more engineered and hybridized foods are putting the USA, as well as its other Anglo-descended allies, at severe risk of food problems. Risks that are going to result in food problems. And the drought is only a part of that.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 23 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition). This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel. Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.